K-drama Vincenzo, starring Song Joong-ki, has faced criticism after featuring a Chinese instant version of the popular Korean bibimbap dish. Photo: TVN
K-drama Vincenzo, starring Song Joong-ki, has faced criticism after featuring a Chinese instant version of the popular Korean bibimbap dish. Photo: TVN

Has K-drama Vincenzo started a bibimbap war? Song Joong-ki was shown eating an instant Chinese version of the popular Korean dish, prompting heated online debate

  • First came ‘kimchi wars’ between YouTubers Hamzy and Li Ziqi, now product placement of Chinese brand Zihaiguo’s instant bibimbap is drawing Korean viewers’ ire
  • Another TVN drama, True Beauty, also caused controversy for featuring Chinese brands such as JD.com

K-drama Vincenzo, starring Song Joong-ki, has faced criticism after featuring a Chinese instant version of the popular Korean bibimbap dish. Photo: TVN
K-drama Vincenzo, starring Song Joong-ki, has faced criticism after featuring a Chinese instant version of the popular Korean bibimbap dish. Photo: TVN
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